It was Justin's class that propelled me to consistently be the best actor I could be. He was thorough in teaching the fundamentals (Stanislavsky, basic scene study, speech and movement) but never hesitant in teaching experimental and other non-conventional theater practices (Viewpoints, Meisner exercises, Laban, etc.) He has a way of bringing out a rawness and vulnerability to your acting and pushes you to be as authentic and creative as you can be. He is never afraid of a challenge as a director and is consistently looking for the most effective ways to serve the text onstage. Without his guidance and teaching, I wouldn't have fallen so madly in love with acting and the theater. As a drama student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, I continuously use what Justin has taught me in every rehearsal and performance.